Guide to the Emil J. Gumbel (1891-1966) Collection, undated, 1912-1967

AR 7267

Processed by LBI Staff and Kevin Schlottmann

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Finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Kevin Schlottmann in 2012, based on a previous finding aid by Chris Bentley. Description is in English.
March 2013: Link to digital object added in Container List. February 25, 2014: Remaining links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Gumbel, Emil Julius, 1891-
Title:Emil J. Gumbel Collection
Dates:Undated, 1912-1967
Abstract:This collection documents the political and professional work of left-wing pacifist and academic statistician Emil J. Gumbel (1891-1966). It includes his political and professional writings, scrapbooks of printed material about him, and subject files concerned with Nazi terror and World War Two.
Languages:This collection is primarily in German and English, with a fair amount of French, and a few individual items in other European languages. Corresponding to his country of residence, Gumbel worked primarily in German from 1914-1932, in French from 1933-1940, and in English for the remainder of his career.
Quantity:Seven linear feet, plus three full oversize boxes (OS 149-151), two oversize folders (OS 32), one large oversize folder (OSL 22), and one extra-large oversize folder (OSXL).
Identification:AR 7267
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note
Portrait of Emil J. Gumbel (1891-1966)

Portrait of Emil J. Gumbel (1891-1966)

Emil Julius Gumbel (July 18, 1891-September 10, 1966) was born in Munich to Hermann and Flora Gumbel. He studied mathematics, economics, statistics, and physics at the universities of Munich and Berlin. After further studies at the University of Heidelberg, he completed his habilitation in statistics in 1923, and served there as Privatdozent and professor. He joined the Unabhaengige Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (USPD) and later the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD), and was active in pacifist and left-wing groups including the Deutsche Liga für Menschenrechte (German Human Rights League). His political and scholarly interests were combined in his studies in the 1920s of the so-called Fememorde, a series of political murders during the Weimar Republic. In 1932, Gumbel was among the many prominent signatories of the anti-Nazi Dringender Appell (Urgent Call for Unity). For his work on political violence and his left-leaning views, Gumbel was among the Nazis' most-hated public intellectuals. He was dismissed by the University of Heidelberg in 1932 and emigrated to France.

There, Gumbel taught at Paris and Lyon and was active in emigré politics. In 1940, he emigrated to the United States, where he taught at various institutions of higher learning in New York City including the New School, Columbia University, and the École Libre Des Hautes Études. He died in Brooklyn on September 10, 1966.

Gumbel was a prolific writer in two distinct areas. His political writings, particularly in the 1920s and early 1930s, focused on pacifism, renewed German militarism, and the so-called Fememorde. His hundreds of mathematical writings primarily concern statistics, particularly extreme values and the predictability of extreme events.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the political and professional work of pacifist statistician Emil J. Gumbel. It includes extensive scrapbooks of printed material about Gumbel, from the 1920s through the 1960s, including information on his political activity, his trips to the Soviet Union, and his expulsion from the faculty of the University of Heidelberg. It also contains scrapbooks and typescripts of Gumbel's pacifist and anti-fascist writings. Particularly in the 1920s and early 1930s, he focused on renewed German militarism and the so-called Fememorde, a series of right-wing political murders during the Weimar Republic.

Emil J. Gumbel's academic work as a mathematician is also found in this collection. The primary topic of Gumbel's work was statistics, particularly the predictability of extreme events. Such inquiry is relevant to wide range of fields, and Gumbel's work reflects this, as his theorem found application in fields from engineering and meteorology to actuarial analysis. Hundreds of published articles and reports as well as academic material are found here.

Gumbel was also a prolific collector of newspaper clippings about topics of interest to him. Subject files in this collection include Nazi political terror in the 1930s, Communist and anti-Nazi publications, fascism in France, World War Two, and some miscellaneous folders. The clippings are from German newspapers, including Communist and other left-wing papers, as well as from French and American papers. Also found here are press releases, typed copies of clippings, and other similar material.

The collection also includes reports about Nazism in Germany and Europe that Gumbel prepared for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) at the end of World War Two, and a very small amount of personal material.

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Arrangement

This collection is divided into six series, based on subject. Prior arrangement of the collection informed the present arrangement. Alphanumeric series numbers in parenthesis after a folder title refer to a pre-existing finding aid for the previously microfilmed portion of the collection. See the Processing Note for more detailed information.

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Access and Use

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

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Access Points

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Related Material

The LBI Library holds dozens of Gumbel's books, pamphlets, and off-prints, as well as books about Gumbel by historians Annette Vogt, Arthur Brenner, and Christian Jansen. Jansen's book "Emil Julius Gumbel: Portrait eines Zivilisten" includes a biography and a bibliography.

The LBI Archives holds materials that reference Gumbel, including "Emil Julius Gumbel Im Interview" (AR 11405) and the memoir of Gerhard Bry, "Resistance. Recollections from the Nazi Years, 1930-1948" (ME 73).

The Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library holds the Emil Julius Gumbel Papers, consisting primarily of correspondence.

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Separated Material

A folder of Ernst Lissauer material was removed to the LBI Archives.

The following items were removed to the LBI Library:

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Emil J. Gumbel Collection; AR 7267; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Processing Note

This collection comprises seven linear feet (7 boxes), three full oversize boxes, and four additional oversize folders.

The political materials were rehoused in acid-free folders, arranged, and described in the 1980s. A typewritten finding aid reflecting this prior arrangement can be found in the LBI Archives. In the late 1990s, a subset of the political material was rearranged into five series (A through E), and described and microfilmed by University Publications of America. The finding aid for this arrangement on microfilm may be found here. Additional political and scholarly materials had been neither arranged, described, nor microfilmed.

Current Subgroup I (Series 1, 2, 3, and 4) corresponds to Series A, B, C, and E in the previously microfilmed collection. The materials of original Series D, "Miscellaneous," are placed in Subgroups I and II according to their political, scholarly or personal importance. Subseries A through C in Subgroup I/Series 4 correspond to the subseries in original Series E; there are five new subseries, D through H. Most of the originally unprocessed material is now placed in Subgroup II: Scholarly and personal.

In 2012, the entire collection was reevaluated and newly described. All the materials were refoldered. Aging interleaving paper was replaced with new acid-free paper. Large scrapbooks were placed in appropriate oversize boxes. Published materials supporting Gumbel scholarly work, such as reports and articles, had their covers photocopied and were discarded. Bulletins for Brooklyn College (1948-1949), Deutsche Hochschule für Politik Berlin (1953), and the University of Lyon (1934-1939) were discarded. Academic material that cites Gumbel's theory, without any additional notations or other markings, was removed. The entire collection was de-duplicated.

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Other Finding Aids

A typewritten finding aid reflecting the previous arrangement can be found in the LBI Archives.

University Publications of America published a guide to the previously microfilmed collection, entitled Guide to the Microfilm Edition of THE EMIL J. GUMBEL COLLECTION: Political Papers of an Anti-Nazi Scholar in Weimar and Exile, 1914-1966.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Subgroup I: Political, Undated, 1915-1967

Series 1: Eitelkeitsbücher, 1916-1964

This series is in German, French, and English.
1.25 linear feet, plus one full oversize box (OS 149) and one oversize folder (OS 32)
Scope and Content:

Gumbel collected clippings and articles about himself in scrapbooks, which he called Eitelkeitsbuecher (vanity books). They include information on his pacifist and socialist activities, his trips to the Soviet Union, and his expulsion from the faculty of the University of Heidelberg.

The types of materials range from mentions in mainstream German and American press to lecture announcements in Aufbau. Much of the early material comes from socialist, communist, and pacifist publications.

These scrapbooks are very fragile. Most of the clippings are taped or glued to the pages.

BoxFolderTitleDate
OS 1491Eitelkeitsbuch (A.1)1916 July - 1924 April
BoxFolderTitleDate
11Handwritten list of newspapers (A.1)Circa 1920s
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS 1492Eitelkeitsbuch (A.2)1924 April-October
BoxFolderTitleDate
12Eitelkeitsbuch (A.2a)1925 January-August
13Eitelkeitsbuch (A.3)1925 October -1928 April
14Eitelkeitsbuch (A.4)1928 April - 1931 April
15Eitelkeitsbuch (A.5)1931 May – 1933 April
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS 321Eitelkeitsbuch1931-1938
BoxFolderTitleDate
16Eitelkeitsbuch (A.6)1932 May – 1939
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Eitelkeitsbuch (A.6a)1939 - 1940 July
22Eitelkeitsbuch (A.7)1940-1947
23Eitelkeitsbuch (A.7)1946-1964

Series 2: Political Writings, Undated, 1914-1965

This series is in German, French, and English, with a small amount of Dutch.
5 folders, plus two full oversize boxes (OS 150-151), one large oversize folder (OSL 22), and one extra-large oversize folder (OSXL)
Scope and Content:

This series consists primarily of scrapbooks of Gumbel's pacifist and anti-fascist writings. Particularly in the 1920s and early 1930s, he focused on pacifism, renewed German militarism, and the so-called Fememorde, a series of right-wing political murders during the Weimar Republic.

This series also includes the typed proofs for a book about political terror in Germany during the 1920s. This work appears to be unpublished in this form, although sections appeared in his book "Verräter verfallen der Feme" (1929). Also found here are a folder of typescripts and two folders of loose clippings and publications, as well as posters advertising Gumbel's talks about Landesverrat and Fememord in the 1920s.

Indexes include Gumbel's own handwritten index to his articles, 1916-1932 (alphabetical by journal) and a typewritten editor's index to Gumbel's articles, 1916-1965 (chronological).

The scrapbooks are very fragile. Most of the clippings are taped or glued to the pages.

BoxFolderTitleDate
24Political writings – Indexes (B.1a-b)Undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS 1501Political writings Vol. 1 (B.1)1914-1925
OS 1502Political writings Vol. 2 (B.1)1925-1928
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS 1511Political writings Vol. 3 (B.1)1928-1932
OS 1512Political writings Vol. 4 (B.1)1933-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
25"The Home Front in Germany" (D.4)Undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
OSL 221Posters1920s
BoxFolderTitleDate
OSXL1Posters1920s
BoxFolderTitleDate
26Publications1922-1964
27Reviews and letters to the editor (typescripts)1943-1961
28Unpublished book on political terror (typed proofs)circa 1926

Series 3: Reports for the Office of Strategic Services, Undated, 1934-1945

This series is in German and English.
0.5 linear feet
Scope and Content:

This series contains typescripts, notes, and research material of reports about Nazism in Germany and Europe that Gumbel prepared for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) at the end of World War Two. It also contains a small amount of correspondence.

BoxFolderTitleDate
29Wegbereiter des deutschen Faschismus (Forerunners of German Fascism) (C.1)Circa 1944 June
210Die deutschen Militärbünde, 1919-1923 (German militias) (C.2) circa 1944 August
211List of a thousand early Nazis (C.3)1944 September
212Bavarian history, November 1918-November 1919 (C.4)1945 January
213Die Einstellung der NSDAP zum politischen Terror (The attitude of the NSDAP toward political terror) (C.5)1945 June
214Nazi influence in European countries: Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (C.6 – C.7)circa 1945 July
215Nazi influence in European countries - Fragments and notes (C.8 - C.11)circa 1945 July
216Background materialsUndated, 1934-1945

Series 4: Subject Files, 1915-1967, bulk 1933-1939

This series is in German, English, and French.
3.5 linear feet
Arrangement:

This series follows Gumbel's groupings as best as possible. The first three subseries contain mostly previously microfilmed materials, whose ordering and grouping were maintained. The remaining subseries were previously undescribed and unarranged. New materials relating to first three subseries were placed into their proper intellectual location, and can be distinguished from the previously microfilmed materials by their lack of alphanumeric location in parenthesis in the title.

Scope and Content:

Gumbel was a prolific collector of newspaper clippings about topics of interest to him. He arranged many of these into subject files. The first three subseries primarily contain clippings, and some other printed material, about Nazi political terror in the 1930s. The clippings are from German newspapers, including left-wing and Communist papers, as well as some from French and English publications. There are also typed copies, a few handwritten statements, and a few of Gumbel's notes.

The fourth subseries, containing Communist and anti-Nazi publications, is of particular note. It includes Tarnschriften (camouflaged publications), pamphlets with innocuous false covers containing Communist and anti-Nazi messages. Also found here are fliers and newsletters printed in France and Belgium for clandestine distribution in Germany, such as the Reinhart Briefe and the Sievers Korrespondenz (SIKO).

This series also contains a very small number of clippings about Fememord, as well as extensive clippings about France, World War Two, and some miscellaneous folders.

Subseries A: Murder, 1933-1938

This subseries is in German, with some English and French.
1 linear foot
Scope and Content:

The clippings in this subseries concern Nazi political murder. They are primarily from German newspapers, including many left-wing and Communist papers, as well as some French and English newspapers. Also found here are typed copies, pamphlets, and press releases.

BoxFolderTitleDate
217Index and alphabetical list of murders (E1.1)1930s
218Reports of murders A-E (E1.1)1933-1937
219Reports of murders F-J (E1.1)1933-1937
220Reports of murders K-M (E1.1)1933-1937
221Reports of murders N-S (E1.1)1933-1937
222Reports of murders T-Z (E1.1)1933-1937
223Reports of multiple murders without victims' names (E1.2)1933-1936
224Reports of multiple murders with victims' names (E1.3) 1/21933-1937
225Reports of multiple murders with victims' names (E1.3) 2/21933-1937
BoxFolderTitleDate
31Anonymous murders, SA murders SA (E1.4)1933-1937
32Summary of special court verdicts (E1.5)1933-1938
33Old and new murders among security forces, old Nazi murders (E1.6-E1.8)1933-1936
34Missing persons, political suicides? (E1.9)1933-1938
35Suicides (E1.10)1933-1935
36Decline in number of political suicides (E1.11)1933
37List of murders (E1.12)1933
38Kummerow case (E1.13)1934
39Elsholz case (E.1.14)1934
310Katner, Scheer, Steinfurth and comrades cases (E1.15)1934
311Koepenick case (E1.16)1933
312New Horst Wessel trial (E1.17)1934-1935
313Maikowski and Ahe trials (E1.18)1933-1937

Subseries B: Nazi Terror, 1933-1939

This subseries is in German, with some English and French.
0.5 linear feet
Scope and Content:

The clippings in this subseries concern Nazi terror generally. They are primarily from German newspapers, including many left-wing and Communist papers, as well as some French and English newspapers. Also found here are typed copies, pamphlets, and press releases.

Box 3, Folder 18 (Personal accounts of atrocities) contains typed copies, handwritten statements, and Gumbel's notes regarding personal suffering under the Nazi regime.

BoxFolderTitleDate
314Atrocities, abuses (E2.1)1933-1934
315Mass trials and show trials (E2.2)1933-1938
316In the concentration camps (E3.3) 1/21933-1937
317In the concentration camps (E3.3) 2/21933-1939
318Personal accounts of atrocities (E2.4)1933-1939
319Sterilization, Preventive detention (E2.5)1933-1936
320Berlin and Munich bombing attacks (E2.6, E2.7)1934-1939
321Hitler speeches1933-1938
322Jacob and Wesemann case (1/4)1935
323Jacob and Wesemann case (2/4)1938
324Jacob and Wesemann case (3/4)1935-1936
325Jacob and Wesemann case (4/4)1935-1938
326Nazi assassinations abroad (E4.2)1933-1936
327Nazi terror1933
328Terror and prosecution of justice (E4.1) 1/21933-1936
329Terror and prosecution of justice (E4.1) 2/21933-1936
330University of Heidelberg 550th Anniversary (E4.3)1936

Subseries C: Reichstag Fire, 1933-1934

This subseries is in German, with some English and French.
1 linear foot
Scope and Content:

The clippings in this subseries concern the Reichstag fire, especially the sham trial in late 1933. They are primarily from German newspapers, including many left-wing and Communist papers, as well as some French and English newspapers. Also found here are typed copies, pamphlets, and press releases.

BoxFolderTitleDate
331Reichstag fire (E3.1)1933 February
332Reichstag fire (E3.2)1933 March
333Reichstag fire (E3.3)1933 April
334Reichstag fire (E3.4)1933 May
335Reichstag fire (E3.5)1933 June
336Reichstag fire (E3.6)1933 July
337Reichstag fire (E3.7)1933 August
338Reichstag fire (E3.8) 1/21933 September
BoxFolderTitleDate
41Reichstag fire (E3.8) 2/21933 September
42Reichstag fire (E3.9) 1/31933 October
43Reichstag fire (E3.9) 2/31933 October
44Reichstag fire (E3.9) 3/31933 October
45Reichstag fire (E3.10) 1/31933 November
46Reichstag fire (E3.10) 2/31933 November
47Reichstag fire (E3.10) 3/31933 November
48Reichstag fire (E3.11) 1/21933 December
49Reichstag fire (E3.11) 2/21933 December
410Reichstag fire (E3.12)1934 January
411Reichstag fire (E3.13)1934 February – May
412Reichstag fire (E3.14)1934 June – December

Subseries D: Communist, Socialist, and Anti-Nazi Publications, 1926-1945

This subseries is in German, with some English.
0.5 linear feet
Scope and Content:

This subseries primarily contains German communist and anti-Nazi and anti-fascist publications. It also includes some similar American publications. Also found here are a folder of 1930s German Communist Tarnschriften (camouflaged publications), pamphlets with innocuous false covers containing Communist and anti-Nazi messages. This subseries includes 28 of the "Reinhart Briefe," which were anti-Nazi pamphlets published by socialist politician and journalist Willi Eichler. The four-page leaflets were printed in France in the 1930s without title or date, and secretly distributed in Germany. This may be the most complete set of this publication. It also contains 15 issues of the Sievers Korrespondenz (SIKO), a six-page anti-Nazi pamphlet published by Max Sievers in Belgium, also for secret distribution in Germany. The subseries also includes publications and circulars by German pacifist Otto Lehmann-Russbüldt, including some copies of his Rundbrief des Flüchtlings.

BoxFolderTitleDate
413Das Banner1930s
414Bulletin de L'Association Juridique Internationale1937
415Camouflaged publications (Tarnschriften)1930s
416Destroy Hitler! Free Germany!1942
417Der Internationale Klassenkampf1936-1938
418Kampfruf der Linken Sozialdemokraten1936
419Lehmann-Russbüldt, Otto1926-1944
420Neuer Weg1937
421Reinhart Briefe1930s
422R-S Briefe1935-1936
423Schriften der jungen Nation1930s
424Sievers Korrespondenz1935-1938
425Wie es kamUndated
426Various1933-1945

Subseries E: Fememorde, 1915-1931, 1964

This subseries is in German.
1 folder
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains a few publications, primarily pamphlets and clippings, which may have been sources for Gumbel's work on German rearmament and Fememorde (political murder in the wake of World War One). It also contains one later reference to Gumbel's work in this area.

BoxFolderTitleDate
427Publications1915-1931, 1964

Subseries F: France, 1934-1946

This subseries is in French, with some German and English.
5 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains clippings about France, with a particular focus on French fascism and the Vichy government. The clippings from the 1930s are primarily French newspapers, while those from the 1940s and later are mainly New York papers such as the New York Times and emigrant papers like Aufbau and Pour la Victoire.

BoxFolderTitleDate
428France1934-1939
429France1940-1941
430France1942-1943
431France1940-1944
432France1944-1946

Subseries G: World War Two, 1939-1952

This subseries is in English, with some French and German.
0.5 linear feet
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains clippings about World War Two and its aftermath. The folders are based on Gumbel's arrangement. The clippings are mostly from the New York Times and other New York papers. There is some European press as well. Also found here are some pamphlets and circulars, and a report from a 1952 conference in London about Germany's external debt.

BoxFolderTitleDate
51July 20, 19441942-1946
52England1941-1944
53Germany – Occupation and reconstruction1941-1944
54Germany – Occupation and reconstruction1943-1944
55Germany – Occupation and reconstruction1945-1946
56Germany – Occupation and reconstruction1947
57German Debt1952
58Italy1941-1945
59Nuremberg Trials1945-1947
510Nuremberg Trials1946-1947
511Soviet Union1945-1947
512USA1940-1945
513USA1941-1944
514World War Two1939-1952
515World War Two1944-1945

Subseries H: Various, 1929-1967

This subseries is in English, French, and German.
6 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains folders with clippings about the Soviet Union, the Moscow show trials, and Axel Springer, as well as two folders of miscellaneous clippings. The clippings come from German, French, and American newspapers.

BoxFolderTitleDate
516Soviet Union1954-1957
517Springer, Axel1962-1967
518Trotsky and Moscow Show Trials (1/2)1936-1939
519Trotsky and Moscow Show Trials (2/2)1937-1938
520Various1933-1945
521Various1929-1946
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Subgroup II: Scholarly and Personal, Undated, 1912-1966

Series 1: Scholarly Material, Undated, 1912-1966

This series contains material in German, English, and French, as well as a small amount of Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian. Corresponding to his country of residence, Gumbel worked primarily in German from 1914-1932, in French from 1933-1940, and in English for the remainder of his career.
2 linear feet plus one oversize folder (OS 32)
Arrangement:

This series is divided into two subseries, Subseries A: Writings, and Subseries B: Other Academic Material. The subseries are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Academic publications are arranged by year of publication.

Scope and Content:

This series contains material relating to Emil J. Gumbel's academic work as a mathematician. The primary topic of Gumbel's work was statistics, particularly the predictability of extreme events. Such inquiry is relevant to wide range of fields, and Gumbel's work reflects this, as his theorem found application in fields from engineering and meteorology to actuarial analysis. Subseries 1 contains his writings, from hundreds of published articles and reports to lectures and reviews. Subseries 2 contains other academic material such as reviews of Gumbel's work, programs for conferences where he presented, notes, and various other materials.

Subseries A: Writings, Undated, 1912-1966

This subseries contains material in German, English, and French, as well as a small amount of Russian and Italian.
1.25 linear feet
Scope and Content:

The primary topic of Gumbel's work was statistics, particularly the predictability of extreme events. Such inquiry is relevant to wide range of fields, and Gumbel's articles thus address fields from engineering and meteorology to actuarial analysis. A bibliography of Gumbel's articles, from 1958, lists 221 published articles. Also found in the Publication Indexes folder are various incomplete handwritten and typewritten indexes to Gumbel's work. The published works include articles, off-prints, and some proofs. The scrapbook contains clippings, pasted to the pages, of professional short articles, reviews, and letters written by Gumbel.

Also found in this series are a few typescripts of Gumbel's academic works, mainly shorter works. Some have handwritten annotations. This also includes mimeographed copies of some typescripts.

Additional writings include reports from early 1950s, prepared for various military organizations, on statistical questions relating to extreme values; typescripts of lectures delivered by Gumbel at Lyons, Rutgers-Newark, and a SEATO seminar in Bangkok, Thailand; and hundreds of reviews written by Gumbel.

BoxFolderTitleDate
61Lectures – Lyon1930s
62Lectures – Rutgers-Newark1947
63Lecture – SEATO1960
64Publication indexesUndated, 1958
  

Includes published bibliography

 
65Publications1914-1917
66Publications1921-1923
67Publications1924-1925
68Publications1926-1927
69Publications1928-1929
610Publications1930-1933
611Publications1934-1936
612Publications1937-1939
613Publications1940-1945
614Publications1946-1949
615Publications1950-1954
616Publications1955-1959
617Publications1960-1963
618Publications1964-1966
619Publications scrapbook1920-1932
BoxFolderTitleDate
71Reports – AsiaCirca 1960
72Reports – Office of Ordinance Research1953-1956
73Reports – Office of Ordinance Research1957-1958
74Reports – Office of Ordinance Research1959
75Reports – Office of the Quartermaster General1950-1951
76Reports – United States Air Force1951
77Reviews1912-1932
  

Also includes published short communications

 
78Reviews1949-1965
79Typescripts1914-1925
710Typescripts1930s-1961

Subseries B: Other Academic Material, 1925-1964

This subseries contains material in German, English, and French, as well as a small amount of Polish and Portuguese.
0.75 linear feet plus one oversize folder (OS 32)
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains other academic material, such as reviews of Gumbel's work, other clippings and papers about him, materials from professional conferences where Gumbel presented, a very small amount of professional correspondence, and some handwritten notes. Research material consists of scientific work relating to Gumbel but not by or about him, and includes photocopies of cover pages of printed material that was removed. The New School and École Libre Des Hautes Études (French University of New York) materials include course listings and announcements of talks and publications.

BoxFolderTitleDate
711Conference materials1940-1959
712Correspondence1934-1957
713École Libre Des Hautes Études1943-1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS 322Institut de Statistique posters1955-1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
714Materials about Gumbel1941-1954
715New School1940-1960
716Notes1950s-1960s
717Research materials1933-1960
  

Includes photocopies

 
718Reviews of Gumbel's work1925-1964
719Various1932-1959

Series 2: Personal, 1923-1959

This series is in German.
4 folders
Scope and Content:

This series contains a small amount of personal material, such as an autobiographical sketch from 1928, a few historical booklets about Gumbel's birthplace, Federsee, and a few letters. The correspondence is with Kurt Goldziher, M. Bertillon, and H.A Natan in 1935. There is also one letter to Kurt Karsten in 1959, with an attached essay by Karsten entitled Das Ende von Willi Munzenbergs. The vast majority of Gumbel's correspondence is held by the University of Chicago (see Related Materials).

BoxFolderTitleDate
720Autobiographical sketch (D1)1928
721Correspondence (D2-D3)1932-1942
722Correspondence1935, 1959
723Federsee bookletsUndated, 1923-1948
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